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[audio]Yi-Tan Call 262: CES 2010 - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
For geeks and investors, 2010 is off to a quick start with the gear shown last week at CES. From tablets (or rumored tablets) and e-readers (some bendable) to 3D theater, in-car systems and smartphones, there was plenty showing up. At the same time, Google announced its Nexus One phone, possibly the grooviest Android phone on offer now. None of which killed off curiosity about Apple's impending tablet announcement...
Keywords: drm; ebook reader; kindle; 3d; x-box; plastic logic; apps; CES; 2010; trends; apple; tablet
Downloads: 1
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 225 - Social Media Hits CRM - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Shocker: Customer Relationship Management is actually getting to be about relationships. It's hitting social media (or vice versa). In this call we'll look at two innovative approaches to weaving the new tools into platforms that help people manage conversations and build better relationships. It'll sound better when they say it. With Bantam Networks' John Rourke and CoTweet's Jesse Engle, let's discuss: * How do your offers change people's expectations and behaviors? * Where might the field of ...
Keywords: social media; relationship; platforms; CRM
Downloads: 15
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 255 - Hyper Personalization - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Institutions are getting smaller. The "television" industry no longer represents video entertainment. "Hospitals and doctors" no longer represent health and wellness. "Schools" are by far not all of what happens in education, never mind learning. We certainly heard that on our recent unschooling call. The implications of these shifts are pretty profound. Pip and his crew have been studying them. Together, let's discuss: * Are these changes good or bad? In what ways? * What are their effects on i...
Keywords: Hyper Personalization; customization
Downloads: 18
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 259 - Acumen Fund - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
After decades of government aid programs, philanthropy, massive development projects and more, poverty and hunger are still rampant worldwide; water, sanitation and health are all scarce. The Acumen Fund is one of the bright stars of a new model that blends venture capital with a longer-term approach to returns: so-called "patient capital." Here's a recent video of theirs. With Sasha Dichter, Acumen's director of business development, let's discuss: * What returns do philanthropic investors expe...
Keywords: poverty; patient capital; investment; aid; development; fund; charity
Downloads: 5
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 232 - Speed Round 2009 - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Monday is Labor Day in the U.S., so this week's call is on Tuesday. Time for a speed round! So many interesting products and issues to take sides on. Together, let's discuss: * Are you a fan of the Palm Pre? Why do you like it? * What do we think the iPhone announcement in June holds? * Is there a tablet in Apple's future, too? * Who wins the smartphone race over the next five years? * What should Facebook and Twitter do? * Wolfram Alpha: dog or lion? * Real-Time Web: fad or the future?
Keywords: Palm Pre; iphone; smartphone; facebook; twitter; wolfram alpha; real-time web
Downloads: 22
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 242 - Medical Travel - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Medical tourism isn't always fun and sun on the beach. It's turned into a serious business. It has an association and some startups, including Patients Without Borders. PWB connects patients with doctors and facilities, assembling group trips if families want to come along. This requires understanding global markets for specific medical procedures, as well as many other skills. With PWB's co-founder Jeff Carter and CMO Bob Winter, let's discuss: * What is medical travel? How has it changed over ...
Keywords: medical; travel; tourism; health; healthcare; medical tourism; global; market
Downloads: 4
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 269: Building New Songdo City (summary) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Despite the known dangers of centralized planning of new, idealized cities, South Korea has undertaken one that is to be a green, high-tech mecca, called New Songdo City. Greg Lindsay wrote a piece about New Songdo for Fast Company, describing how developer Stan Gale nexted LG and Microsoft in favor of Cisco for the major tech elements. The vision is even more ambitious: New Songdo is a prototype for "instant cities" that Gale expects to build across China and elsewhere...
Keywords: Songdo; urbanism; smart; city; planning; Cisco
Downloads: 31
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 216 - Boxee - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
For years we've heard threats of the demise of newspapers (whoa; that might be happening!) and TV. Is it TV's time? BitTorrent is pretty complicated to use. Hulu is far simpler, but it's offers are limited. Boxee wraps many services (including Hulu) and adds more features. With Boxee's Dave Mathews, let's discuss: * What does Boxee do? How is it more social than normal TV, or even Internet TV? * How does open source play in Boxee's model? * When will these new forms of visual entertainment reall...
Keywords: Boxee; TV; television; internet tv
Downloads: 8
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 264: Open Manufacturing - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Discussion on open manufacturing and open collaboration.
Keywords: Open; manufacturing; collaboration; reprap; open source hardware
Downloads: 28
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 271: South by SouthWest 2010 (summary) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Judging from the Twitter stream and Foursquare checkins, South by SouthWest is in full swing. The annual music/movie/geekfest was the site of Twitter's breakthrough in 2007 and gave Foursquare a big splash last year. This year's geeks are now meeting and remapping the landscape. Geeks, please join us! Together, let's discuss: * What's the buzz this year at Southby? * What do startups do to influence the buzz? What seems to work? * What have we all learned over the course of many years of SXSW? H...
Keywords: unconference; south by southwest; burning man
Downloads: 11
[audio]i-Tan Tech Community Call 245 - WaterCredit in East Africa - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Before the invite: if you're interested in attending Supernova this December, they've given us a $200 discount code to offer you: "gen01". And now, back to our regularly scheduled invite, which is already in progress... April Rinne showed us how small loans are meeting major money markets in Microfinance Goes Macro. Three months ago, she joined Water.org as their Director of WaterCredit, which puts microcredit tools to use in the water and sanitation sector...
Keywords: water credit; water; credit; east africa; africa; sanitation; microcredit; lending
Downloads: 4
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 216 - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
For years we've heard threats of the demise of newspapers (whoa; that might be happening!) and TV. Is it TV's time? BitTorrent is pretty complicated to use. Hulu is far simpler, but it's offers are limited. Boxee wraps many services (including Hulu) and adds more features. With Boxee's Dave Mathews, let's discuss: * What does Boxee do? How is it more social than normal TV, or even Internet TV? * How does open source play in Boxee's model? * When will these new forms of visual entertainment reall...
Keywords: TV; boxee; model; internet
Downloads: 23
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 240 - Living Life Inc. - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Are you concerned about our over-consumerized lives? About how corporations seem to have taken over so many aspects of our lives that used to be outside the commercial sphere, like entertaining one another after dinners at home? In his latest book, Doug Rushkoff has taken aim at these intrusions and nails them squarely, going from very personal experiences of home to the origins of centralized currency...
Keywords: life; sustainable; responses; consumerism; corporations; power
Downloads: 15
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 226 - The Wikipedia Revolution - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
There's a nice line now, arguably, from Piny the Elder to Jimmy Wales. That and other stories about how and why Wikipedia exists abound in Andrew Lih's new book, The Wikipedia Revolution. Wikipedia exemplifies so many of the principles of change we're living these days: commons-based peer production, openness, online community, the wisdom of crowds... you get the picture. And it's not all goodness and light, either...
Keywords: wikipedia; change; edge; peer production
Downloads: 5
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 220 - Investing in Africa - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
TED Africa (2007 in Arusha, Tanzania) and a recent HBS Africa conference have brought a lot of attention to innovations in Africa. We had a Yi-Tan call on our own travels to East Africa recently. The opportunities to invest in African ventures vary widely by country, depending on government policies, the proximity of violence and the state of the local economy. Google has opened offices in Kenya, Ghana and Senegal...
Keywords: Investment; Africa; Innovation; market; technology
Downloads: 12
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 224 - Eight Months Ahead - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Now and then we take the temperature of the Yi-Tan community's enthusiasm for various topics and technologies. If Twitter and cloud computing are hot today, what will be the hot topics in eight months, toward the end of this year? Together, let's discuss: * How healthy will the tech business be at year's end? Best sectors? * What's next in this sequence: ASP-Web services-SaaS-SOA-Cloud... * What unknown players look ripe for taking over center stage?
Keywords: predictions; yi-tan; topics
Downloads: 15
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 235 - Ba-Da-Bing! - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Microsoft recently re-set its search service, rebranding it as Bing and calling it a "decision engine." It does do a few things better, such as search for purchaseable goods. Want to compare Bing and Google results? Try Bingle. With Yi-Tan regulars Dave Bujnowski, Paul Pangaro, Mary Hodder and Al Chang, let's discuss: * What's different about the Bing experience? Is it better? * What is a decision engine? * How can Bing make inroads against Google and others? * What should Google do next, if any...
Keywords: microsoft; google; search engine; bing; decision engine
Downloads: 25
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 220 - Investing in Africa - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Investment opportunities in Africa
Keywords: Africa; investment
Downloads: 9
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 203 - Everyday Digital Money - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
In countries where checks, credit cards and bank accounts are rare, the device you use for mere phone calls becomes a handy bank. Airtime minutes are currency. That's just a hack of the prepaid cellphone system. When companies start to take this market seriously, interesting things happen. UCI professor Bill Maurer and Scott Mainwaring of Intel's People and Practices Research Group recently ran a conference studying this topic...
Keywords: digital; money; credit cards; alernative; currency; airtime; cellphone
Downloads: 39
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 223 - EDF's Innovation Exchange - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
The Environmental Defense Fund has had recent successes improving the environmental impact of businesses, from McDonald's use of styrofoam to Wal-Mart cleaning up its Chinese supply chain. Now EDF is launching an innovation exchange, to speed the adoption of innovations across businesses. Please read the EDF Innovation Exchange planning document, then join us to consult to EDF's Dave Witzel about the idea...
Keywords: EDF; environment; innovation; exchange
Downloads: 6
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 212 - Africa Update - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
April and I went to East Africa in November/December. She went ahead of me to Ethiopia and Kenya (and met Obama's grandmother!); I caught up in Tanzania. Our take-aways are both sobering and hopeful. Inspiring people, infrastructure often horriffic, historic development efforts all-too-often fruitless or counterproductive, potential enormous, technology a crapshoot (four bars on the Ngorongoro Crater rim?) and tech communities forming...
Keywords: Africa; infrastructure; development; technology
Downloads: 8
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 228 - The Wikipedia Revolution II - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Although we crossed up our signals for call 226, we still had a lovely conversation about Wikipedia -- but without Andrew Lih, the author of the new book, The Wikipedia Revolution. We're not only going to fix that, we're going to raise the stakes: Andrew's co-host will be Ward Cunningham, the inventor of the wiki. With Andrew and Ward, let's discuss: * How has Wikipedia affected the world? * What lessons can we take from it? * What are Wikipedia's next frontiers? * What do wikis say about human ...
Keywords: wikipedia; lessons; influence
Downloads: 6
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 239 - Whom Do You Trust? - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Walter Cronkite, apparently the most trusted person in the US for many years, has died. This intangible trust thing is vital to healthy societies and economies. We rely on it constantly. Last week we asked how you manage the info-flood; this week we'd love to know whom you really trust. Let's name names. (Pip and I, sneaky as we are, recuse ourselves as subjects of this analysis -- if that's possible.) All together, let's discuss: * Whom do you trust? What did they do to earn that trust? * What ...
Keywords: trust; boundaries; transitive; develop
Downloads: 4
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 229 - H1N1 - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
We've had really interesting calls about Katrina and the Asian Tsunami. The H1N1 "swine flu" virus hasn't caused nearly as much damage, but it has certainly caused a big ruckus. You can find many useful resources online, from the CDC's site to Wikipedia (of course), some intriguing maps and even a little humor (they've found patient zero). Together, let's discuss: * How alarmed should we be? What is the right tone to hit? * What are users of social media doing to help or hinder? * What does all ...
Keywords: swine flu; flu; H1N1; resilience; social media
Downloads: 9
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 234 - OpenStreetMap - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
When the UK Government put its popular Ordnance Survey maps online, it insisted on charging citizens for use of the data, angering many. One, Steve Coast, took action, catalyzing groups to bring their GPSes and vehicles together for mapping parties. They would train newbies, head out around the town in question, then gather back to upload their data into an open database. Soon the OpenStreetMap project had mapped the UK, creating a data source equal to MapQuest or other private geodata banks...
Keywords: OpenStreetMap; geodata; maps; open
Downloads: 15
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 249 - Imma Let You Finish - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
It was tempting to title this call "You lie!" Without reading too much into this trend, let's investigate the recent burst of public outbursts from celebrities and politicians: * In center court at the US Open, tennis ace Serena Williams first bashes her racquet, then threatens a line judge; the penalty costs her match point. * Representative Joe Wilson blurts "You lie!" after President Obama makes a point in his address to Congress, breaching Congressional etiquette...
Keywords: civilization; uncivil; etiquette
Downloads: 8
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech 266 - That iPad - (summary) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
OK, I'll admit my bias up front: if Apple had called the iPad the iTouch Max(i), I would have called it a home run. They're going to sell gobs of them, and eBooks and Netbooks better watch out. But for me they ruined the tablet category, or at least gave Android and ChromeOS developers a wide open door to deliver something more interesting than the iPhone interface on a big screen. Then I talked with our perennial guest and perspicaceous friend Al Chang, whose nuanced analysis of why the iPad is...
Keywords: ipad; iphone; apple; notebook; laptop; android; mac; market; tablet; Apple
Downloads: 15
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 231 - The FCC's Broadband Plan - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
In response to the Obama stimulus plan, the Federal Communications Commission has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI - pdf) for a National Broadband Plan. They're eager for comments. Yi-Tan regular and mobile maven Debi Jones posted a call to action here. She's interviewed Bob Frankston on the topic and reminds us of the ways past policies have hurt us. With Debi and Dewayne Hendricks, let's discuss: * How broad is this NOI? (and what is an NOI?) * Where does the policy fall on rural/urban? uplink/...
Keywords: FCC; broadband; NOI; USA; upload; download; rural; urban
Downloads: 22
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 221 - Social Media in Health Care (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
The Net has turbocharged the field of medical informatics. Social media offer some of the most interesting opportunities to make a difference. Already, patients are sharing data on chronic diseases at PatientsLikeMe, people support one another on DailyStrength.org and WeAre.Us, and they're playing games for health like GoCrossCampus. That's a good start. With Ted Eytan, fresh from a BarCamp called HealthCampDc (read the Tweets), let's discuss: * How might social media help? Whom? In what ways? *...
Keywords: social media; healthcare; difference; medical informatics
Downloads: 4
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 234 - OpenStreetMap (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
When the UK Government put its popular Ordnance Survey maps online, it insisted on charging citizens for use of the data, angering many. One, Steve Coast, took action, catalyzing groups to bring their GPSes and vehicles together for mapping parties. They would train newbies, head out around the town in question, then gather back to upload their data into an open database. Soon the OpenStreetMap project had mapped the UK, creating a data source equal to MapQuest or other private geodata banks...
Keywords: OpenStreetMap; geodata; maps; open
Downloads: 3
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 203 - Everyday Digital Money -(Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Greetings, In countries where checks, credit cards and bank accounts are rare, the device you use for mere phone calls becomes a handy bank. Airtime minutes are currency. That's just a hack of the prepaid cellphone system. When companies start to take this market seriously, interesting things happen. UCI professor Bill Maurer and Scott Mainwaring of Intel's People and Practices Research Group recently ran a conference studying this topic...
Keywords: credit card; alternative cyrrency; cellphone; airtime; third world; moeny; digital
Downloads: 17
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 238 - Handling the InfoFlood - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
How do you manage the info-flood? We all know the problem: news, blog posts, videos, tweets, email, events, more news, and on and on. We probably all handle the flow a bit differently, and could learn from one another's strategies and tactics. All together, let's discuss: * What tools do you rely on the most to tame your info-flood? * How have your choices, behaviors and routines changed over time? * What do you advise friends and peers? Do you follow your own advice? * What tools don't exist ye...
Keywords: internet; overload; information; flow
Downloads: 18
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 224 - Eight Months Ahead - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Now and then we take the temperature of the Yi-Tan community's enthusiasm for various topics and technologies. If Twitter and cloud computing are hot today, what will be the hot topics in eight months, toward the end of this year? Together, let's discuss: * How healthy will the tech business be at year's end? Best sectors? * What's next in this sequence: ASP-Web services-SaaS-SOA-Cloud... * What unknown players look ripe for taking over center stage?
Keywords: predictions; yi-tan; topics
Downloads: 10
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 215 - Wireless Broadband - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
To complement our recent look at fixed broadband, let's see where wireless broadband is going with a couple of Yi-Tan veterans, Esme Vos and Dewayne Hendricks and a brave newcomer (and longtime tech writer) Paul Kapustka. Aren't 2.5G phones and fragmented WiFi feeling a little long in the tooth? 4G is making its way to market, though the economic crisis may cause more holdups. With Esme, Paul and Dewayne, let's discuss: * What is the most important use of wireless broadband? iPhones? TV? other? ...
Keywords: wireless; broadband; wimax; docsis; fcc; 4g
Downloads: 6
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 254 - High-Performance Organizations - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Between social media, crowdsourcing, amateur participation, prize challenges, open content initiatives and other novel ways of coming together and taking action, the rules of getting things done on a large scale seem to be changing. What does it mean to be a high-performance organization today? Is Wikipedia high-performance? Is it an organization? Looking beyond the poster children of innovation (Apple, Google, Whole Foods), let's dip into business (REI, Trader Joe's, Zappos), the Commons (PLoS,...
Keywords: social media; crowdsourcing; amateur participation; prize challenges; open content initiatives; high-performance organization
Downloads: 9
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 249 - Imma Let You Finish - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
It was tempting to title this call "You lie!" Without reading too much into this trend, let's investigate the recent burst of public outbursts from celebrities and politicians: * In center court at the US Open, tennis ace Serena Williams first bashes her racquet, then threatens a line judge; the penalty costs her match point. * Representative Joe Wilson blurts "You lie!" after President Obama makes a point in his address to Congress, breaching Congressional etiquette...
Keywords: civilization; uncivil; etiquette
Downloads: 17
[audio]Yi Tan Call 241 - What Is Thrivability - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Sustainability is finally a legitimate boardroom topic. But doesn't the word aim too low? Sustainability is a message of survival, like "do no harm" or "get by safely". What about "get really happy!"? Jean Russell is putting forward the idea of Thrivability as a better goal (here's another definition). As Jean writes in her post, she doesn't have it all figured out yet, so how about we offer a helping brain or two? With Jean, let's discuss: * What does Thrivability mean to you? Does it inspire y...
Keywords: Thrivability; happines; sustainability; thrive
Downloads: 62
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 251 - April 2010 - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Now and then we take a look into the not-too-distant future together, making predictions about what tech topics will be hot in six months. These days, many topics are simmering -- the real-time web, tablet computers, Twitter, Android phones, Google Wave, Windows 7, Twitter, netbooks, an uptick in tech acquisitions, the semantic web, Twitter, the death of news -- but few are really hot. Together, let's look ahead six months to April 2010 (doesn't 2010 sound far away?) and discuss: * Will any of t...
Keywords: the real-time web; tablet computers; Twitter; Android phones; Google Wave; Windows 7; Twitter; netbooks; semantic web; Twitter; death of news
Downloads: 13
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 247 - Peter Kollock's Work - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Last January, our friend Peter Kollock passed away unexpectedly, leaving a legacy of great work on cooperation and collective action, where he examined markets, exchange dynamics and the creation of common goods. Marc Smith, a deep analyst of participation in online communities, was a student of Peter's at UCLA, then co-authored Communities in Cyberspace with him. With Marc, let's discuss: * What made Peter's approach and insights special? * Why does it pay to be good? How do minorities move maj...
Keywords: Peter Kollock; tribute; cooperation; collective action; markets; dynamics; common goods
Downloads: 5
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 250 - On Security and Risk - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Say the word "security" and every person immediately has an idea of what you're talking about. But security is different things to different people in different situations. There is no one grand unified security for all. Security is many product categories: it's a feeling you get returning home after a rough day, it's a sub-category on your bank's web site, it's the assurance of a recent promotion...
Keywords: security; risk
Downloads: 9
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 214 - The Meaning of Clouds - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
First, my apologies for scheduling the Yi-Tan call on MLK Day, but it seemed that something bigger was going to trump us on Tuesday. May it warm up a little for the inaugural. We dipped into cloud computing recently; now we're headed a bit deeper (higher?), guided by Pat Kerpan, CTO of CohesiveFT. Today's cloud offerings from Google, Amazon and others aren't interchangeable. They imply different decisions and uses, which naturally appeal to different sorts of clients...
Keywords: cloud computing; grid; cloud; corporate; improvement
Downloads: 6
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 260 - Game Apps or Consoles? - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
When we think of computer games we think of consoles (Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation) and PC games, but it turns out that smartphone game apps are catching up fast. With Dan Ernst from Hudson Square Research, let's discuss: * What are the top game trends these days? who's winning the games game? * How is the games market changing? is this a big shift? * Where are the most interesting advances coming from?
Keywords: computer games; games; Nintendo; Xbox; PlayStation; apps
Downloads: 3
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 218 - Agile for Business - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
How might we use the precepts of agile programming in general (non-IT) business settings? Agile programming has come a long way from its early incarnation as extreme programming on the first wiki. It's been influenced by lean manufacturing and spawned practices like Scrum. Yet the agile community remains pretty insular. Only lately have people seriously explored how agile principles and practices might be used outside software development...
Keywords: agile; management; value; programming
Downloads: 14
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 236 - 5 Minute U Books - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Howard Rheingold had a great idea several years ago that I've since seen implemented in a few places: Have someone take five minutes to report on something they know really well, then take an additional five minutes to discuss it. Yup, that quickly. Let's narrow the subject here to books that have influenced you. What did you get from them? No need for a comprehensive book report (after all, in 5 mins?), just the big-impact aha!s for you...
Keywords: books; influence; report; ideas; life
Downloads: 3
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 265 - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Careers certainly aren't what they used to be. Civic Ventures has been working to support people in a particular career transition: from the end of your "normal" career at age 55-65 into a "capstone" job that will likely make a social contribution. To do this, Civic Ventures launched Encore Careers, a site that now features a Purpose Prize, fellowships and useful info, and that will soon have a suite of encore career services, from financial advice and coaching to resumes, job listings and suppo...
Keywords: transition; encore; social; entrepreneur; retirement
Downloads: 18
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 239 - Whom Do You Trust? - (Summary Version) - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Walter Cronkite, apparently the most trusted person in the US for many years, has died. This intangible trust thing is vital to healthy societies and economies. We rely on it constantly. Last week we asked how you manage the info-flood; this week we'd love to know whom you really trust. Let's name names. (Pip and I, sneaky as we are, recuse ourselves as subjects of this analysis -- if that's possible.) All together, let's discuss: * Whom do you trust? What did they do to earn that trust? * What ...
Keywords: trust; boundaries; transitive; develop
Downloads: 16
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 252 - Windows 7 - sum. vers. - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
The official launch date for Microsoft's redeemer operating system, Windows 7, is October 22. Are you throwing a launch party? (Have you seen the bleeped versions?) In the MS-DOS days, I remember marveling at how an operating system that wasn't useful unless you bought several other products (QEMM, NetWare, Norton) could win in the marketplace. But it did. Somehow, Microsoft kept its momentum through Windows 3.1, NT, Win95, 98, 2000 and WinXP, until Vista caused general grumbling...
Keywords: windows 7; operative system; cloud; netbooks; vista
Downloads: 12
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 237 - Twitter Revolutions? - - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
How is social media affecting coups, insurrections and protests around the world? We've talked some about the Obama campaign's peaceful use of social media. More recently, Guatemala, Moldova and Iran have all been called "Twitter Revolutions". The Iran standoff and Honduras' new crisis are both trending topics now on Twitter Search. The tweets around Iran have seemed focused and helpful; those about Honduras are hardly helpful at all...
Keywords: yi tan; twitter; politics; news; democracy; social media; Iran
Downloads: 7
[audio]Yi-Tan Tech Community Call 257 - Chief Culture Officer - Summary Version - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Just over year ago, Grant McCracken led us into a discussion about the implications of change. Since then, he's written a book proposing a new CXO position -- Chief Culture Officer -- to help organizations thrive through these changes. You can join the online community he's started for the book here. With Grant, let's discuss: * What does culture mean in this context? * What are the CCO's duties? * How does one anticipate cultural trends? * What is a "living, breathing organization"? * How can a...
Keywords: Chief Culture Officer; values.culture; corporate; trends; changes; organization
Downloads: 9
[audio]Yi-Tan Call 271: South by SouthWest 2010 - Jerry Michalski, Pip Coburn
Judging from the Twitter stream and Foursquare checkins, South by SouthWest is in full swing. The annual music/movie/geekfest was the site of Twitter's breakthrough in 2007 and gave Foursquare a big splash last year. This year's geeks are now meeting and remapping the landscape. Geeks, please join us! Together, let's discuss: * What's the buzz this year at Southby? * What do startups do to influence the buzz? What seems to work? * What have we all learned over the course of many years of SXSW?
Keywords: unconference; south by southwest; burning man
Downloads: 19
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